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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 7:33:47 AM

Yes
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 5:48:22 AM

Sure yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:18:01 AM

no
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packerfan14
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:50:14 PM

no
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cargonotsofast
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 7:06:13 PM

Yes
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:54:32 AM

No
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 9:29:38 AM

no
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:49:59 PM

Been looking for over a year....
Still haven't smelled anything but a slight chlorine smell (kinda like the laundry room)
Been watching for smoke...haven't seen any yet.

Still Costing around $.07 mile in fuel
Maintenance / Service cost so far "0"

But I'll keep watching...
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 9:41:49 AM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 4:41:35 AM

No. They stink and emit black smoke.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:20:29 AM

yes
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:02:52 AM

I sure do and I love it. 350hp, 650ftlbs torque bone stock. When tuned, it's a monster



[Edited by: mybigtruck at 8/12/2014 3:04:22 AM EST]
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:38:15 PM

No
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 11:12:02 AM

No! While the diesel engine is a life saver for the trucking industry, it is a GENERALLY poor investment in economical long-term stop and go noncommercial transportation. It requires more expensive maintenance and a special additive schedule that the gas burners do not have.

Because the diesel {pound for pound) is underpowered, it usually uses a turbo-blower which remains the weakest-link in the drive-train.
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 8:57:34 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:57:00 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 7:43:07 AM

no
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 3:17:13 PM

OldHillBillyAZ, Greetings - I just got back from a 250 mile round trip to the Shiloh National Battlefield in Tennessee in my new 2014.5 Toyota Camry 6-speed, 4-banger-Gas burner.

I saw Gas in AL/MS running as low as 3.11 and Diesel ran anywhere from 40 to 70 cents a gallon HIGHER. How the hell do you get your diesel so cheap?

With only 25 total miles on interstate, I got a whopping 41.7 MPG.
The car is rated for 28/35 MPG. The OEM tires are Mich Energy Saver A/S.
The car came with Instant MPG, Average MPG, MPG history.
The calculation at the pump matched the car computer number. Nice!

Steering is Electric, but still has a belt for A/C and Generator.

Cheers, good buddy...
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2014 5:52:22 AM

Yes why not
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 4:10:02 PM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 9:32:34 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:57:17 AM

Never...ever....no interest in diesel at all..................
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 4:41:13 AM

No, I wouldn't.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 12:46:08 AM

yes
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 12:24:26 AM

I am fuel agnostic.

Tell me what it will do for me, then I'll make a choice.

I currently have an EV car and a diesel SUV.
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cargonotsofast
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:19:00 PM

YES
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 3:52:33 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:34:29 AM

no
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:07:12 AM

Yes I get over 50 mpg on freeway with my cruze diesel best to date is 56.4 mpg
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 3:13:53 AM

johnny2396 sez...
I used to want one, but now the EPA has ruined diesels in the USA. More expensive to maintain than older diesels, and worse fuel economy.

Don't get out much do ya.
Or read much either I see...
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johnny2396
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:57:00 AM

I used to want one, but now the EPA has ruined diesels in the USA. More expensive to maintain than older diesels, and worse fuel economy.

[Edited by: johnny2396 at 7/30/2014 1:58:22 AM EST]
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 5:11:51 AM

No, they stink.
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:30:07 AM

yes
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:01:57 AM

Yes, I'll consider by comparison.
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:14:01 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 7:54:46 AM

no
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:59:52 AM

yes but 40 cent spread would make me cry
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2amy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 9:00:16 PM

Yes.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 5:12:52 PM

Yes, & did about a month ago - 2 diff. rentals. One in Ireland & one in Scotland, both getting exceptional mpg (if can believe their computers, as over there they prefer you don't fill up cars before returning because they have cheaper gas ....go figure). One was French with an annoying stop/start mechanism (ie. it wanted to stop when you wanted it to go half the time, not good for roundabouts) but the C'eed had in Scotland was great...would buy either in a heartbeat here if offered. Great power & great mpg ...& yes had to pick up fuel with both & was not that bad either.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:38:02 PM

Yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:08:20 AM

no
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:21:12 PM

tdioiler - Please pull you pants up - your ignorance may be showing.
When A miler hits a high number 100% over EPA, you make some very uneducated ASSumptions.
When The newer NiMH batts go thru a bat purge (about once a week, the program forces them to run almost solely on bat to recycle the charge cycle. When I get a ridiculously high MPG, it is followed by a ridiculously low MPG because the purge cycle drew the bat down to a low level per software program. Your ignorance is excused, as we all make those nasty assumptions w/o searching for correct information. That gets us in a bit of trouble.
My average MPG with a Hybrid rated at 40 is about 43 and 44 actual as corrobrated at the pump. If you believe that sensible driving can't beat EPA by as much as 10 MPG, then you just made another real bad assumption.
Thanks for you interest in High MPG...
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:06:55 PM

I'm really laughing about all these hybrid people claiming better MPG than the stickers. But not 1 testing agency every go over 95% of the claimed. And the testing agency wasn't the EPA. Just spent a week in Germany discussing with other testing agencies to find out none of the MPG claims could even hit the mark. But people are spouting 10-40% BETTER???

Yeah right. BTW can I interest you in a nice bridge?
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 3:42:15 PM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:19:25 AM

no
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:53:40 AM

I currently drive several diesel vehicles.
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 6:57:59 AM

I have a chevy Cruz diesel and love it 55 plus mpg when driving 70 to 75 mph and in my area diesel sells for about 5 to 10 cents more a gallon.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:40:18 AM

Yes
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:24:34 AM

yes.
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 5:24:24 PM

I'm on my fourth Diesel car. 58Mpg is nothing to sneeze at !!!
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